|Crafts & Hobbies Information|
Woodworking Tools: Right Selection And Care Will Save You Money, Part 2
Woodworking: Tools Of The Trade, Part 2 - Tools For Cutting
A civilization's maturity and intelligence is judged, in part, by the diversity and sophistication of its tools. When it comes to woodworking, the human race is quite advanced. There are general tools that work well in many situations, and there are specialty tools made for one specific purpose. There are tools that require only manpower and a rudimentary knowledge, and others that utilize computer programs, a wide range of knowledge, and a powerful motor. We have even learned how to harness power for our tools and package it in a small battery component, giving us the freedom to take our tools wherever we need them.
It is truly amazing and wonderful to contemplate the vast number of tools and all that woodworkers are capable of doing and creating with the help of these tools. And for many people, working with tools is one of the thrills, or even obsessions, of woodworking.
Woodworking and related tools have become so popular that there are numerous companies that manufacture these tools and thousands of places to purchase them. Combine that with the vast numbers of different types of tools and it can get overwhelming, especially if you are new to woodworking. Our experts helped us focus on the basics to develop an overview of those tools needed to get a good start in woodworking.
In the most basic terms, a woodworker needs four kinds of tools. They need a place to work, tools for cutting and shaping, tools for assembly, and finishing equipment. This simple statement provides the basis for the following discussion of woodworking tools.
The tools listed and described here represent just the tip of the iceberg. In keeping with the philosophy that it is best to learn the basics first, and to not invest large sums of money until a person is certain that they have an ongoing interest in woodworking, the emphasis is on hand tools, with a few basic power tools thrown in. These tools should prepare you for a variety of beginner projects and give you a solid foundation of equipment and knowledge to build upon.
Tools For Cutting
Backsaws are for the majority of joining work you will do on projects. In this category, the tenon saw and the dovetail saw look similar. Both have square blades and a back strip to hold the blade in place. This strip is usually made of brass in a good quality saw. The difference between the two is that the dovetail saw has more teeth per inch to make finer cuts, such as a dovetail. A tenon saw is for more basic joint cuts such as a bevel. It will likely get used a great deal. A third type of backsaw is the bead saw, which is often used for carving miniatures.
Narrow-bladed saws are for cutting curves. The thin blades with many teeth allow for fine cuts and advanced maneuvering. There are several different types, including a bow saw and a keyhole saw. The coping saw, such as that shown here, is perhaps best known. It has a swivel handle and is often used for cutting holes in plywood and getting the right curve on trim and small project pieces.
Many woodworkers prefer the fretsaw, which is similar to the coping, but has a deeper U-shape and clamped blades, which allows for more versatility in blade selection. A keyhole saw is similar to a handsaw except the blade is long and narrow. It is ideal for cutting curves and holes.
Care & Maintenance
Expert woodworkers typically are divided on the need for a power saw. Several feel that beginners could do just fine without the power equipment, while others feel that a handheld circular saw or even a table saw was an important investment. If you have the budget, have worked with the basic manual saws, have a project in mind that requires many cuts, and are likely to stick with woodworking for a number of years, a circular saw or table saw can be a good investment. They range in price from about $40 for a good circular saw to several hundred for a table saw.
A huge area of woodworking consists of creating plaques and figures using a scroll saw. If you plan to work with these types of projects or designs where you need to make many curving cuts and patterns, you will likely want a scroll saw.
It is also important to note again that each type of tool has its own care and maintenance needs that are often more specific than what has been touched on here. The details have been left out of this book to avoid overwhelming someone who is brand new to woodworking. However, their omission does not mean they aren't important.
"Failing to care for your tools is ridiculous from a financial standpoint," stated shop teacher, Kevin Warner. "Why spend $20 on a good quality handsaw or clamp and then allow it to go dull or rust? Not only will you loose money, your work will suffer because your tools won't perform as intended. And it will take you more time in the long run. Taking good care of your tools is one of the first steps in becoming a serious woodworker."
Copyright © 2005 by Ferhat Gul. All rights reserved. You may redistribute this article in its unedited entirety, including this resource box, with all hyperlinked URLs kept intact.
Ferhat Gul is the publisher of the brand-new "Woodworking Beginner's Guide - Tips From Experienced Woodworkers to Help You Get Started", made just for people who love woodworking. This comprehensive, yet compact woodworking introduction for beginners is easy to read and helps to save time, money and effort.
Michaels Draws Buyout Interest From Private Equity The New York Times
Get crafty at your Abilene Public Library Abilene Reporter-News
Throwback hobbies now make money as side gigs Las Vegas Review-Journal
What's Happening at Your Library - Paulding County Progress The Paulding County Progress
Creative workshops see boost in numbers as people pick up new hobbies in lockdown - South West Londoner
Creative workshops see boost in numbers as people pick up new hobbies in lockdown South West Londoner
The Top 5 DIY Trends, According to Michaels BobVila.com
Sew much fun quilting and crafting your way through COVID Wooster Daily Record
De-stress to be your best! The Bucknellian
15 hobbies that will raise your IQ, according to science Countryliving (UK)
Top 10 new hobbies kids have tried in past year include baking, quizzes and makeovers - Mirror Online
Buy Books To Support The Library - MyVeronaNJ My veronanj
Here are five of the best craft shops in Lancashire Lancashire Post
Notes | This Week | courierjournal.net courierjournal
Birchard Library announces March events Tiffin Advertiser Tribune
Heloise 3-5 | | theprogressnews.com Clearfield Progress
Persell Middle School Announces Students Of The Month Jamestown Post Journal
Louise Nicholson | Obituary Times-Enterprise
Kirk Andrew Servantez | Obituaries | globegazette.com Mason City Globe Gazette
HINTS FROM HELOISE The Garden City Telegram
Community Notes | This Week | courierjournal.net courierjournal
Craft lounge idea for all to enjoy in Holbeach is the dream of Yvonne Porter-Smith, who started out creating bridesmaids dresses for Harrods - Spalding Today
Craft lounge idea for all to enjoy in Holbeach is the dream of Yvonne Porter-Smith, who started out creating bridesmaids dresses for Harrods Spalding Today
Aspiring women's home gets relaunch | News | hammondstar.com Hammond Daily Star online
The Punk Rock Linguistics of Cottagecore JSTOR Daily
TV preview: Jenny Eclair: 'It's an afternoon show on channel 4, there are rules and regulations' - HeraldScotland
TV preview: Jenny Eclair: 'It's an afternoon show on channel 4, there are rules and regulations' HeraldScotland
Local author publishes fourth novel, a thriller | Arts & Entertainment | coastalpoint.com - Coastal Point
Local author publishes fourth novel, a thriller | Arts & Entertainment | coastalpoint.com Coastal Point
Tired all the time? How to get your energy back The Australian
Woman's Day Easter Craft and Food Templates Yahoo Canada Shine On
7 Quarantine-Friendly Hobbies to Try Right Now Real Simple
Business matters: Spotlight on AR Workshop Midland's Amber Shmidt Midland Daily News
COLUMN: We will never get this lost pandemic year back OrilliaMatters
New Jersey Sues Smith & Wesson Over Its Gun Advertising The New York Times
Ben Morris Sundancetimes
11 unique at-home craft ideas to see you through quarantine, creatively goodhousekeeping.com
50 Hobbies for Men You Can Start at Home The Trend Spotter
30 Best Hobbies for Women - Creative Activities to Fill Your Free Time - GoodHousekeeping.com - GoodHousekeeping.com
30 Best Hobbies for Women - Creative Activities to Fill Your Free Time - GoodHousekeeping.com GoodHousekeeping.com
Local hobby and craft specialists seeing uptick in consumer interest Charleston Gazette-Mail
Most Popular Lockdown Hobbies for Women Revealed | News Craft Business
Northeast Ohio Parent Camp and Summer Programs Guide March 2021 - northeastohioparent.com
Grace Market, Toy Train Show, Easter Of Hope & Moreâ€¦ Osprey Observer
Selling art and sharing stories: Student-Made Store promotes student artists across university campuses - Dailyuw
Selling art and sharing stories: Student-Made Store promotes student artists across university campuses Dailyuw
Best Online Art Classes of 2021 Treehugger
Hobbies keep us entertained, relieve stress during pandemic HollandSentinel.com
Best hobbies to do at home while self-isolating Stylist Magazine
At the Library: Let the library be your hobby incubator The Westerly Sun
Widen Your Horizons: Hobby & Craft Books 2020 Publishers Weekly
'Trying to find positivity': UNC athletes find hobbies during COVID-19 The Daily Tar Heel
Crafting new hobbies to get through 2020 INQUIRER.net
Not a crafter? Hereâ€™s why you should consider becoming one during the pandemic. - The Washington Post
Not a crafter? Hereâ€™s why you should consider becoming one during the pandemic. The Washington Post
COVID Long Island: Roslyn teen Caroline Faber creates crafts program for kids in homeless shelters - WABC-TV
COVID Long Island: Roslyn teen Caroline Faber creates crafts program for kids in homeless shelters WABC-TV
Hobby Lobby raises minimum wage to $17 Asheboro Courier Tribune
Endangered Crafts and the Destinations Keeping Them Alive The New York Times
This Crafting Machine Sparks so Much Joy, Especially if You Love Sending Cards (and Immaculate Organization) - Real Simple
This Crafting Machine Sparks so Much Joy, Especially if You Love Sending Cards (and Immaculate Organization) Real Simple
People Have Gone Full 1800s The New York Times
Detroitisit - Looking for an Exciting New Hobby in Detroit? Submerge Yourself into the City Culture - Detroitisit
Detroitisit - Looking for an Exciting New Hobby in Detroit? Submerge Yourself into the City Culture Detroitisit
A pandemic winter is a great time to start a new hobby Minnesota Public Radio News
'I kind of needed something to do': Picking up new hobbies during social distancing - The Daily Tar Heel
'I kind of needed something to do': Picking up new hobbies during social distancing The Daily Tar Heel
Embroidery Digitizing Software
Embroidery Magic 2 software is very easy to use to make lettering, it is also easy to learn to use the digitizing part of the program but to digitize a good design takes learning, skill and practice. An example of what I am saying is that - for a artist to paint a picture, all it takes is some canvas, paint and brushes (these supplies and tools are easy for anyone to use but it takes learning, practice and artistic skill to paint a beautiful picture.
Scrapbooking Childrens Favorite Stories
Countless memories are built during the formative childhood days. If there's an excellent means to record them down in some ways, it'll be scrapbooking.
Wholesale Scrapbooking: Should You Start A Direct Sales Scrapbooking Business Just The Discount?
Have you ever thought about signing on with a scrapbooking direct sales company, just to get the discount on your own supplies? It can be a great way to get your own product at a discount and meet other scrapbookers, but it's also important to read the fine print. Here are seven of the most important factors to consider:1.
Make A Stunning Dried Hydrangea Wreath
Dried hydrangea wreaths are so beautiful and versatile in a home, and a lot of fun to make as well.You can either purchase already dried hydrangea flowers from your local craft store, or you can dry your own.
Making Your Own Bird Feeder
There is estimated to be over 100 billion individual wild birds on earth, and each one needs to eat certain amounts of food on a daily basis in order to survive. That's where we come in! Birdfeeders are fun to make and are essential in order for birds to live.
Treasure Hunting - The Unusual Ways
When you think of treasure hunting, maybe gold coins and precious stones come to mind, but it doesn't end there. You can start in your own attic to see what treasures you find.
Easy Crafts for Kids - Help with Learning
According to the research on child cognitive development, making use of basic easy crafts for kids can stimulate their mental growth and enhance the learning process. Since early times, mankind has always known that early crafts for kids taught some important lessons.
World Skills & Learning About Old World Skills
There was once a time when almost everyone acquired, or knew how to do a practical skill of some kind, they were special skills, which most people used throughout life. They just became second nature.
How to Clean Your Jewelry at Home or Work
It looks like a million dollars but after a couple of months it doesn't have the same 'Sparkle' or look it once had (a bit like me really).So what are we to do?The first thing is to make sure it is SAFE to be cleaned!Naturally, delicate items should be best left to a professional Jeweler to clean.
Machine Embroidery Digitizing - What Youll Need Besides the Software
You've purchased an embroidery machine, practiced the designs that were included in the package, maybe even bought a disc of designs or downloaded a few designs off the Internet to stitch out. Now you're thinking about investing in digitizing software and taking your embroidery to the next level.
Ribbons and Lace, Embroidery Cotton, and Hemp to Spice Up Your Scrapbooks
Ribbon and lace are by far the most common, and most beautiful, border embellishment. The flowing nature of both materials encourages a touch of softness and elegance.
Family Fun on the Rails
Imagine your are five years old. As your family arrives at the train station, your hand slips free of your Mom's and you dash over to the tracks.
A Look at Cabinet Humidors
Cabinet humidors are specially designed for the serious cigar aficionado. Much more of an investment than a small desktop humidor that can hold 100 to 200 cigars, cabinet humidors can be as small as a standing chest, can hold up to 8000 cigars or more, can measure as much as four feet wide by 20 inches deep and over six feet in height or larger and resemble a large bookcase, and can cost from the high hundreds of dollars to thousands of dollars.
Amish Quilts - A Dying American Art
Amish quilting has been a tradition for more than a century here in rural Pennsylvania. Amish women create quilts, often in groups called quilting bees.
Sewing Embroidery Designs in New Ways
How many of you are always looking for new ways to use your embroidery designs - always, or never? If never, you are overlooking wonderful opportunities! Do you optimize the use of every design? Do you routinely review your library of designs to see if you can combine motifs from one set with another? Have you noticed how embroidery design styles have changed over the past few years? Give those old motifs a new look by using the designs that you got way back when, again! Add new motifs under, or around, them to create a whole new look! My last big project, a wind jacket back, is a good example of what anyone can do with a little time and imagination!With fall already upon us, I wanted something tropical in my wardrobe as it's still every where in ready-to-wear & home dec. The colors are just as exciting as leaves turning colors.
Puzzle Pieces, Sequins, and Rhine Stones in Your Scrapbooks
Puzzle pieces make playful embellishments and borders. Puzzle pieces give a creative and playful look to children's art and educational scrapbooks.
Sewing - A Wonderful Pastime
To think that in the beginning the only sewing patterns used were to measure from ankle to dirt and chop off the animal skin so that it would not drag on the ground. Now you can get sewing patterns for everything from a simple square sewn together to create a throw pillow to an elaborate wedding dress.
I Didnt Know These Are Slowly Destroying My Scrapbooks!
Once you spend your precious time and energy creating a scrapbook, make sure it lasts! There are a few simple things you can easily do to ensure that your scrapbooks look just as good as the day you finished them, for years to come.The first thing to avoid is paper that is not lignin-free.
Preservation and Making Copies of Your Scrapbook
You put a great deal of time, thought, and effort into your scrapbook pages. Scrapbooks often are very personalized creative works that are very meaningful to the creator.
Endless Possibilites With Custom Printed Lanyards
Custom printed lanyards are an extremely popular item and are readily available for purchase through a large amount of suppliers. Many suppliers have detailed e-commerce sites that allow buyers to select a lanyard style and customize it without ever having to leave their office or home.
|home | site map|